Mac Andrew kicks the ball during Gold Coast's clash against Geelong in round 22, 2022. Picture: Getty Images

GOLD Coast youngster Mac Andrew will miss the first two games of the season after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol late last month.

The highly rated defender met with the Suns leadership group on Saturday to explain the events that led him to blow over the legal limit when stopped by Queensland Police early on December 31.

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After the meeting, the Suns hit 19-year-old Andrew with a two-week ban that will rule him out of matches against Sydney and Essendon.

In addition, Andrew will be unavailable for pre-season games, must complete alcohol and driver education sessions and will assist with the club's multicultural community programs over the next six weeks.

Mac Andrew poses outside Metricon Stadium. Picture: Supplied

In a statement, the Suns said they were satisfied the former first-round draft pick was remorseful for his actions. He will face court later this month.

Andrew signed a two-year contract extension last year that keeps him on the Gold Coast until at least the end of 2025.